William D. Townsend

Of Counsel

Mr. Townsend is Of Counsel at Dean Mead's Tallahassee office. His practice focuses on state and local taxation and multi-state taxation, including sales, corporate income, business and organization taxes and telecommunications taxes, as well as state taxation of intellectual property, electronic commerce taxation (E-commerce) and unclaimed property (escheat) issues. He also represents clients on legislative tax matters, including the taxation of computer services, corporate income tax issues and sales tax exemption matters. He has an extensive background in structuring business transactions to minimize state tax impacts. 

Mr. Townsend is the author of the BNA portfolio on Florida corporate income tax. In addition, he was the founding co-chair of the National Tax Symposium. He has served on the Advisory Boards for the Georgetown University SALT program and the NYU SALT program. 

Mr. Townsend holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University. He is a member of the Florida state bar. 

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law (1971)
B.A., Florida State University (1969)

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